Sunday, March 26, 2017

Caroline Overton Robinson

I thought I would see what I could find out about my paternal 3x Great-Grandmother Caroline Overton Robinson.
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Robinson Stephen and Caroline photo cropped
        believed to be Stephen and Caroline outside their farmhouse
 (photo compliments of cousin Rebecca)
What I learned about Caroline:
  • In one report Caroline was born 18 October 1811 in Manorville, Suffolk County, New York.  I found another listing that she was born 18 Oct 1810 in Riverhead, Suffolk, New York. (This will deserve more research.)  Her parents were Jonathan Benjamin Overton and Elizabeth Osborn Overton.
  • Caroline married Stephen Robinson 24 January 1825 in Riverhead, Suffolk, New York.
  • Caroline and Stephen had 10 children (6 boys and 4 girls)-Barnabas, George, Perry, Almeda (my 2x Great-Grandmother), Frances Dolisca, Alonzo, William, Huldah, Arthur, and Caroline/Carrie.
  • The US Federal Census for 1850, 1860, show Caroline and Stephen living in Riverhead, New York.
  • The US Census Non-Population Schedules (agricultural) show Stephen having a farm in Riverhead in 1850 and 1860.
  • New York State Census for 1865 shows the family living in Riverhead, New York.
  • In the 1880 US Federal Census Caroline is living with her daughter Carrie in Calverton, New York.  (Stephen passed away in 1871).
  • I was unable to find Stephen and Caroline in the 1870 US Federal Census.
  • Caroline died on 20 March 1897 in Brookfield, Manorville, Suffolk, New York. 
from the Traveler Watchman Newspaper, 26 March 1897 in the Mattituck section;
Transcription: On Saturday morning Caroline, the aged widow of Stephen Robinson, formerly of Manor, LI “fell asleep in Jesus” at the home of her daughter Carrie Robinson, of this place.  She was in her eighty-sixth year, and until a few weeks ago had been very smart and active.  She left four sons and four daughters, George W., Perry S,. Barney O., and William T. Robinson, all of this village, Mrs. E.H. Terry of Patchogue, Mrs. Gilbert Terry of Peconic, Mrs. E. Hawkins of East Haven, Ct., and Miss Carrie Robinson of this place; while her grandchildren and great-grandchildren are a host.  She has truly been a “mother in Israel.” and her children rise up and call her blessed.  Her funeral was held here, the Rev. O.C. Lane officiating, and interment at Manor. (Now known as Manorville)

She is buried with her husband in Brookfield Cemetery, Manorville, Suffolk County, New York.

If you have any corrections or additions or stories to share I look forward to hearing them.
Enjoy the journey,

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